Monday, October 20, 2014

It Was a Long Weekend ...

We got out of town this weekend for a wedding in New Jersey. Sans children. This was a good good thing.

We flew into Jersey on Friday and spent Friday night and Saturday with the in-laws. Quality time. Then, we saw "The Maze Runner" and I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH how much I super-really-totally enjoyed it. As a fan of the series, I was nervous they wouldn't get my favorite scenes right or cast it correctly. My worries were unwarranted. Chunk was exactly as imagined. Theresa was good. And Thomas, seriously, do NOT get me started on the PERFECTION of Thomas. I feel so totally relieved that Hollywood didn't screw this one up. So, good job! Go see it, even if you didn't read the book. (But WHY didn't you read the book? Seriously?)

From there, it was time to get all prettied-up for the wedding. We stayed with our friends Josh and Lauren -- so there were a few girly moments spent over shoes and lipstick. (You know how it is.) It's been years since we've been to a wedding -- which in our late 20s and early 30s was a pretty common occurrence. So, this was special.

The ceremony was touching and like a mini-reunion. We were out until 2am, closing down the reception, of course. Do don't pass up the opportunity to dance and make fools of ourselves on a dance floor with close friends.

Philadelphia - Outside our Hotel
Unfortunately, we had to be up by 6am the next morning to make the hour-drive to Phili and get Dave to his meeting on time (can't be all play). I slept in the lobby as they readied our room, and fell asleep again in our room once it was ready.

We walked around after his meeting for lunch and shopping. Our hotel was perfectly situated by Walnut Street and all the good shops and cute restaurants. We were still pretty exhausted from our lack of sleep, so we didn't venture too far. But we did spend time in Reading Terminal Market -- this gigantic indoor food place full of local and fresh eats. This was one of the bigger ones I've been to. I was hunting for Serrano ham, as I'd just watched a show about Spanish food on the plane ride there. But had to settle for prosciutto instead. Oh well.

We found HoneyGrow -- this organic/natural fast-food noodle/salad place for dinner, which we ate in the hotel room to watch the Giants game. By 9pm I was fast asleep again.

Then, Monday morning, we dropped off the car at the Phili airport and headed home.


At the Wedding Selfie - With My Favorite Dance Partner
Lauren and Josh!

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